Keeping Safe in our Parks

To protect the greater community some very tough decisions are being made. As it is not possible to sanitize playground equipment Township is recommending that people do not use the equipment.  Signs are being erected at the playgrounds.  The parks are not closed but it is important that we do not use that space for connecting and getting close with friends and neighbours.  Even outside its important to maintain distance of 6 ft (2 meters).   As indicated on the signs the trails throughout King are open and provide good opportunity for a walk.  Yesterday I walked most of the King City trail on west side of Keele with a friend but we walked apart as recommended. Others were out doing same:  getting some exercise, marvelling at the huge wetland in the core of King City and greeting each other at a distance.


Responses to COVID-19

To stay up to date about the specific King Township actions in response to COVID-19 check with

  • In response to the financial stresses of the pandemic King is waving monthly penalties on property taxes through June 29, 2020.
  • And to help citizens protect themselves and their families and yet secure food and access pharmaceutical product Economic King has established an online directory focussing on these two needs; and to make the search easy the directory is divided amongst the 3 villages.  As noted on the 1st page the businesses are still being signed up; so check it out several times.


COVID-19: working through unique situation

March 19 the province introduced new legislation to help protect jobs, keep store shelves stocked and give municipal councils the flexibility to continue operations while maintaining social distance
o The Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2020 provides job-protected leave to employees in isolation or those who need to be away from work to care for children or other relatives
o The Municipal Emergency Act, 2020 will ensure the delivery of goods to Ontario businesses and consumers is not impacted by municipal noise bylaws, and gives municipalities the ability to fully conduct Council, board and committee meetings electronically

The Township Staff continue to be focused on delivering core services while there is priority to protect the health of all staff members and to respect their individual needs to look after their own families.  As I think is true for all businesses, the overall (more…)

Some Options for Prepared Foods

For a variety of reasons many people are having to find ways, different from usual habits, for putting food on the table for themselves, family and for friends & neighbours.  In the last few days I have learned of a couple options and have identified below. If you have some other suggestions I will post them too. Note:  I am not in a position to provide a guarantee about your satisfaction.  I am simply wanting to give you some options which you may want to consider if there is a need.

Pine Farms is located at 2700 16th Side Road, King.   They are can’t serve lunch but have a special program to be able to pick up their soups, pies etc. Here is their current posting describing their options.  Note:  as indicated on their post you need to arrange specific time for purchase & pick up. (more…)

COVID-19: update from York Region

As of March 17 10:45 AM York Region says: “ There is no evidence of community spread within York Region. The risk of acquiring COVID-19 in York Region remains low.”  Here is the YR page. 

Beginning Monday, March 16, all three York Region hospitals (Mackenzie Health, Markham-Stouffville Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Centre) will have opened a COVID-19 assessment centre. It will be managed by hospital staff and located in close proximity to their emergency departments in the event a patient requires urgent care. (more…)